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Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Health
Position type:
Contract
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner – Ref. No. 18013

Complex Care Clinic

18 Month Contract 

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives.

The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.  Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of healthcare that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Senior’s Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Breastfeeding Clinic, a Community Food Centre and a Bottles4Health Program. 

We are currently seeking a Nurse Practitioner to work term part-time with our Complex Care team.

What you will do:

  • Diagnose and manage complex health conditions
  • Promote health and prevent patient illness and injury
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Prescribe pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other therapies
  • Perform procedures, interventions and treatments so you work to the full extent of your practice
  • Provide mentorship to members of the multidisciplinary team

What you bring:

  • Licensed with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • Completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program (all ages), BLS-C and triplicate prescribing authority
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities to work with a complex array of individuals struggling with addictions and mental health in a variety of clinical settings
  • Strong communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to meet the needs of a specific individual
  • Strong harm reduction understanding, strength based, natural and logical consequences, and trauma informed care techniques as well as experience with complex health and social issues
  • Firm boundaries yet able to effectively build relationships with hard to engage patients
  • Assertive, professional and positive, with an ability to effectively represent the organization
  • Leadership experience with a non-profit a plus
  • Experience with starting and maintaining opioid replacement therapy (suboxone and methadone)

How to apply:

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference in people’s lives, please email your resume to [email protected] and be sure to include the job title and reference number in the subject line. 

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.thealex.ca 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.